- 1A wild relative of the llama, inhabiting mountainous regions of South America and valued for its fine silky wool.
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- Vicugna vicugna, family Camelidae
- Franklin began his foray into the camelid world through his studies of vicuñas and guanacos of South America two decades ago.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Cloth made from the wool of the vicuña or an imitation of it.More example sentences
- Loro Piana uses only pure cashmere or precious vicuña fibers (a highly-valued yarn known to the Incas as ‘fiber of the Gods‘) in its collection.
- You're already getting the suit and tie, so you might as well go all the way and purchase a made-to-measure Brioni vicuña wool overcoat.
- The theatre is a perfect symbol of Buenos Aires: flamboyant and decaying, a little melancholy, full of men in vicuña coats and society ladies in diamonds that might just, these days, be paste.
early 17th century: from Spanish, from Quechua.
More definitions of vicuñaDefinition of vicuña in:
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